On Wednesday I was given two new kittens to foster. Rather than my usual favorite, bottle fed babies, these two are about 4 weeks old and very skinny. When I first picked them up, I was shocked how boney they were and that I could feel every rib. Poor little kittens. They didn't have names yet, so I named the male kitten Buddy, and his sister Carmela.
They seem healthy and eat well, so my job is to fatten then up and spoil them with kindness. That I can do!
This morning, after two days of feeding them and lots of cuddling, I noticed that Buddy was shaking like he was cold. I picked him up to cuddle him and found he wasn't cold, he was purring so hard he looked like he was vibrating! How sweet is that !
Little Carmela was in a hurry to eat this morning. . . and the results were both funny and messy. Poor little kitten is so skinny that it clearly is a big event at meal time. She hasn't finished the dish, so I know she and her brother got enough food. I am sure she doesn't quite trust that food is going to keep showing up yet.
In case you are wondering, she wasn't too worried about cleaning up, seeming to be just fine with wearing some of her food. A baby wipe made quick order of the mess and she looked like a sweet tidy kitten again.
I think fostering these two hungry little kittens is pulling on my heart strings. It doesn't hurt that both kittens are very sweet and cuddly. We are a happy little family.
Cats & Kittens
So many of us love our cats & kitten friends. All that supplemental love is hard to resist.
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